Carotid cavernous fistula in CNS choriocarcinoma

Cynthia Tallent Lawton, John Deveikis, Zoran Rumboldt, Gerald Tuite, MaryEllen Cavalier

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Abstract

Carotid artery-cavernous sinus fistulas (CCFs) are infrequently reported in the pediatric population, and are rarely reported in conjunction with CNS neoplasms. The authors present a 7-year-old girl with CNS choriocarcinoma who acutely developed left eye proptosis and conjunctival injection. Computed tomography angiography revealed a CCF, which was endovascularly embolized with detachable coils. There may be a direct cause-and-effect relationship between choriocarcinoma and development of CCFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-895
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

Keywords

  • Carotid cavernous sinus fistula
  • Choriocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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